One hundred of Munnar’s most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts will come together on Saturday, October 14th for a day of networking and dialogue around the themeWhat Nxt?- Shape new thinking…steer new actions… The event will take place at The Government College of Engineering Auditorium in Munnar and will feature an incredible line-up of speakers on topics ranging from the future of  Environment, Innovation, Technology, Communication, Infrastructure, Art, Tribal culture and entertainment. Attendees will also have an opportunity to network at an on-site lunch.  

“Being a third generation resident of Munnar, it has been a dream for me to help instigate powerful discussions within the community”, said Raji Sarath, TEDxMunnar Organizer. “The future is a big question mark, and what better forum is there to discuss it other than at a TEDx event for this small hill station tucked away in Kerala? It is an opportunity to share its ideas with communities around the world.”  

The independently produced event, operated under a license from TED, is organized by community volunteers and is aimed at creating dialogue as well as giving people a forum to share their passions, ideas and experiences. The event is sponsored, to date, by Ripple Tea, KDHP Co. Pvt. Ltd. and College of Engineering, Munnar.

Speakers and performers include:

  • Dr. Anita R Ratnam – Performer, writer, speaker, arts entrepreneur and culture mentor
  • Elias George, IAS – Managing Director and Director, Kochi Metro Rail Limited
  • Santosh Desai– Managing Director & CEO, Future Brands Ltd Author, Columnist, Social Commentator
  • Moopan Krishnan – Mudhuvan Tribe, Luckam Kudi, Munnar
  • B M Giriraj, Film Director, Writer and Activist
  • Jeroninio Almeida – Founder, iCONGO. Management Consultant, Social Entrepreneur
  • Nakul Shenoy, The Mind Reader
  • Ranjini Haridas – TV show host/ Emcee/ Entertainer/ Ex-Miss Kerala/Actress
  • Yoganathan M – The tree man/ Bus Conductor /Environmental activist
  • Mansukhlal Prajapati –  Mitti Cool, The man who redefined coolness
  • Geetanjali Bhattacharji – Head of Brand Partnerships & Content Integration. Discovery
  • Xavier Prabhu – Founder & MD of PRHUB
  • Dr. Kaustubh Nande, Head Marketing – India, ANSYS